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Making a violin....maybe #3: Plugging away

01-08-2013 06:50 AM by Ted78 | 6 comments »

I have have all the ribs formed, and glued onto the blocks. Wife’s old curling iron (shhh) makes a fine bending iron. The linings were more difficult than I anticipated. I ended up using a small branch from a goofy tree in my backyard. I think it’s some sort of cultivated form of birch, but it has pendulous branches like a willow. Whatever it is it worked alright. Still not thrilled with the how they came out so might take them out and try again. Practice makes,,,,,wel...

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Lilac Lamp #4: steambending box

04-16-2007 02:53 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

Been so caught up in my boxmaking, I figured I’d better get this box built, so I can go onto the next step when I”m ready… This will be the “steam chamber” to let me stretch the legs a bit. Just needs the doors, a rack, and some steam (lots of steam).

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steaming #2: Handles for bending strap

11-07-2014 07:36 PM by Lazy_K | 4 comments »

well I searched my garage for material appropriate to make handles/ends for my new steam bending strap. (re: Lee Valley)I was looking for a piece of 2×2 that was dark and possibly luan that I remember having. couldn’t find. then I looked through all of the stuff that I did have handy… beech, could be chair parts, osage, don’t want to waste it on something that’ll be left outside….spf .. to soft, oak (red or white) chair parts again. then I bumped into these....

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Art Deco TV Table #11: Put On A Happy Face: Another Round of Veneering

12-09-2015 06:21 PM by newTim | 3 comments »

More veneering. I actually have two veneer layers on the drawer fronts. This is not by design, rather by necessity. For various reasons the initial veneering was just not to the quality I wanted and there was some other visible damage. So the only option I could see was simply add another layer. But the question was how to do it? Many many chapters ago I showed how I veneered the inside and outside of the curved fronts using a combination of vacuum bags and clamps over a bending form ...

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Quest for a unique cribbage board #2: Making a steam box

10-23-2008 08:12 AM by Heyz | 4 comments »

As a recap in case you haven’t read the first post, I’m trying to build a unique cribbage board while keeping with the traditional layout. My idea, have an inlay for the track. Difficult & challenging? Probably. Fun and exciting? Definitely! I think I read everything on the internet about steam boxes before I did this, and I still didn’t learn it all. I figured bending will be the most difficult thing about this, so better get started on it early. I still haven...

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Lilac Lamp #2: Breakthrough!

02-19-2007 03:22 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

Last time I merely defined the legs (or let the crack and grain define them for me), twists and all. Today, armed with some new attachements for the Dremel I cut two channels clean on though to the middle, “freeing” one leg, and nearly completeing the third channel to free the other two. Apart from the wood on the surface, this is some nice, hard wood, and was putting up quite a fight, so this is the progress so far. The Dremel was starting to heat up, and I think I’ll need ...

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steaming #1: Finally get around to doing some steam bending

09-29-2014 08:34 PM by Lazy_K | 16 comments »

Hi all;So I’ve finally gotten around to doing some of the steam bending of chair parts that I mentioned I was going to do with that log. my set up is fairly simple: propane tank, burner + stand from a turkey deep fryer, an old 5 gal can to boil the water in and a length of pvc pipe for the steam box. then you need a bending form of some sort with removable pegs and wedges to lock the bent part in place while it cools. the pvc is supported on my saw buck w...

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Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table #3: - Almost done

07-01-2014 05:43 PM by Patricelejeune | 1 comment »

I had some more time to work on my table before to be really interrupted by the parcment job. You can see the post related to the parchment table there Top as been veneered with old brown glue, my favorite liquid hide glue, shaped and sanded and I did straighten the edges for a nice clean fit. I have ben playing with steam bending. Russ Filbeck lent us one of his steamer. I used a PVC pipe to dip my cherry moulding in dyed black water to soak them through ...

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Bending Kiln Dried Oak #1: Grandson's request, 'Help me make a Native American Lacross Stick'

08-31-2013 03:03 AM by rustfever | 1 comment »

Recently, my Grandson asked if I would help him make a Lacrosse stick in the manner of a Native American Lacrosse Stick. Of course, I said yes. Then I learned I would need to steam bend 1” wood into a 3” radius. Whoops. I had a lot to learn about steam bending of wood, FAST. I needed wood. A Native American Lacrosse Stick should be made from partially air dried Hickory or White Oak, then steam bent. Since I live in Central California, I needed to find wood. After several phone call...

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Building a Bent Lamination form, Staining Stone and wood

07-25-2019 03:26 PM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

I had several question come up after the original video was published, that I thought were good ones that also correspond with the video footage I had that didn’t make the original cut. So here is a little more information on how I stained and finished the stone, Stained and finished the Mahogany, and built the bent lamination form. Watch it on YouTube Video Recap Staining Stone, wood ,and Bent lamination – Behind the scenes of the stone bench build 7 or 8 months ago I built...

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